Just two Kentucky Wildcats were selected in the 2012 NFL Draft. The Seattle Seahawks selected Winston Guy with the 11th pick in the sixth round, No. 181 overall. The Seawhawks don’t appear to be stacked with safeties so there appears to be a pretty good opportunity to make the team.
The Courier-Journal’s Kyle Tucker spoke to Guy after he was drafted.
ON USING HIS LATE-ROUND SELECTION AS MOTIVATION: “It didn’t really matter what round I got drafted in. I’m going to go in with a chip on my shoulder, with something to prove. I’m going to show everybody I’m willing to do whatever it takes to play – special teams, anything.”
ON WHAT THE SEAHAWKS TOLD HIM: “They just said they felt very comfortable drafting me and they have a lot of expectations for me as far as my athletic ability and how I can play multiple positions. I’m glad that one team actually took a chance on me. That’s all it takes, and then from there it’s just straight hard work and humility.”
Seven picks later the Denver Broncos selected Danny Trevathan with the 188th pick. Trevethan joins a Broncos team that selected Wesley Woodyard late in the draft and he turned into a stud like we all knew he would. They also feature Jacob Tamme who came over from Indy. Tamme’s transition to to the Broncos also paved the way for some guy named Peyton Manning to head west.
Some non-drafted Wildcats also have NFL teams. Ryan Tydlacka signed with the Eagles, Ronnie Snead the Lions and Chandler Burden the Titans.
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